Monday, February 25, 2008

Samson meets his friend

Version 1
Version 2 Below (This one looks a lot more like my son Graig and I promised him I'd put him in my next book dummy. The top version doesn't do him any justice. I also fixed the line of sight. Hopefully Graig looks more like he's looking right into Samson's eyes in the one below?)

Hi ladies,

Hope everyone had a good weekend! I got this done today! I had family here all weekend and as much as I love them I didn't get anything done while they were here. Thank goodness my youngest was pooped from all the activites going on and seemed to want to just chill after AM Kindergarten. I was able to finish this piece, or sketch I should say, for my Samson story and think I'm going to finish this one in gouache paints. I hope to start the painting by tomorrow so if you see any thing that really stands out let me know. This is where Samson is almost at the bottom of the hill of pebbles he's built up and sees his potential new friend through the tank wall. Let me know if the expressions are all right, I wasn't sure. Have a great week. Looking forward to get my fingers messy with paint!!!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

A Little More Samson

Hi ladies,
Thanks so much for all of your advice last week on the other Samson falling down piece. And yes I'm definitely going to show objects in the room through the glass. Just trying to get the preliminary down at this stage. Great suggestion! I think I'm also going to write the whole story down in regular text before I continue more with the rhyming. Another great suggestion! Thanks. I find it so incredibly time consuming right now that I don't feel I'm moving fast enough with the illo's for this book dummy. Anyway this is all I have for you this week. Let me know your thoughts on any or all of it. Have a wonderful week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Work, work , work

Hi ladies,

Sorry to say I got absolutely nothing done illustration wise this past week. Pretty much taught my classes, which are going real well, and wrote up so new course offerings for the spring semester at the art center where I work. Between that, the superbowl, and working on my library grant the week was booked. Hopefully I'll get back to Samson this week and use some of those wonderful suggestions you all gave me. Have a wonderfully productive week everyone!!!